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NBC
Sep 9, 2010 11:00am EDT
of central avenue in capital heights. it happened late tuesday night. tracee wilkins joins us from capital heights with more on the investigation. tracee? >> reporter: this is a 15-year-old kid who was raised in this neighborhood, went to high school a block away from where we are standing right now, was shot and killed right here in front of this apartment complex. the police were back in front of the central garden apartments in capital heights this morning. they were searching for clueing and taking another look at the murder scene. >> we aren't for certain what happened. we know that a call was transpired from him to his home telling his mom he was en route home. he never made it home. 15-year-old justin pennell, a freshman at central high school was found shot on the squawk about 9:00 p.m. tuesday night. his cousin says, after a day of suffering from multiple gunshots, doctors said this morning, they had done all they could do for him. >>> police have taken spray paint and painted up to nine different markers of where justin was shot. the sidewalk is still stained with his blood. fami
CBS
Sep 5, 2010 6:30pm EDT
>>> hello, i'm bruce johnson. thank you for joining us this afternoon. dirty politics and other tries with just nine days to go before the election for the voters being mislead in some places. armando trull is live at the voting center where some things could be happening. >> reporter: well bruce, voters here in prince county have been issued this voting guide by the democratic party. that shows all the candidates that have been endorsed and it is perfectly legal. however, some voters have also been getting this voting guide. it looked very similar. to the voting guide that the democratic party officially issued. this is called the official democratic ballot. it is anything but the fake. and that's got one candidate calling it foul play. >> crime should not be committed in prince county. >> reporter: angela brooks is also running for the state attorney. she said county voters are being mislead by fake voting guides. >> my name appears on this as the person endorsed. >> so is the other one. >> and this is now the fraudulent ballot that has his face on it, but he does not enforce
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2010 11:00pm EDT
that is. [applause] >> thank you for sharing your experience with us. diane? >> thank you and thank you all for coming. i want to tell you about my journey of how i came to be a volunteer. in my professional career, i started off as an elementary school teacher. after a couple of years, i went on that 30 years of government service, in social security and this agency. the height of my professional career was working with singers, educating them on what benefits they were entitled to, or helping them to resolve an issue with social security or medicare. during my years with this agency, i also worked in many activities that are classified as anti-fraud activities. once i was hired and looking for something to do was a volunteer, i found that the work of the senior medicare patrol would allow me to continue that which i enjoyed the most -- working with singers and fighting fraud in health care. seniors are concerned about what happens in health care. it is one of the most critical aspects in their lives. it is their main social activity when they go to the doctor. they listen to all the a
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 12:00pm EDT
and in hd, this abc 7 "news at noon." on your side. >>> thank you for joining us. i am alison starling. deciding the future of d.c. schools, today, the next mayor of the district and a controversial school chancellor are going head to head and they are trying to figure out if they can work together. we go live to nw, dc >> schools chancellor michelle rhee just showed up here at the wilson building. this is the first time that the two will meet face-to-face to discuss the future. the future of d.c. public schools could be decided today. for the first time since winning the primary, a democrat vincent gray will sit down with michelle rhee. >> i have been very clear on my education stance of what is important to me. some of those things are good at what she attempted to do. some of those are broader. i want to see how she envisions d.c. and sell larger education apparatus. >> the head of schools is going in with backing from the obama administration. u.s. education secretary arne duncan is a fan and michelle rey and would like to see her stay. the presumptive next mayor and chancellor hav
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
ahead of us to bring the city together. i'm going to work hard to try to earn the confidence of those who may not have voted for me. >> reporter: afterthe november 2 general electric, gray won't take office until january 2. time to form a government but not too much time. jim? >> it was wards two and three that fenty won. so safe to say, he will have town halls all over the place. >> he has to talk to the people in wards two and three. he wants them on his team and he said he will go out and meet with them. >> thank you. >>> meanwhile, mayor fenty conceded the race to gray in a phone call early this morning. fenty took questions from report betters his lossÑi and aboutis future. aaron gilchrist joins us with more on that part of the story. >>> many said the writing was on the wall for mayor fenty week ago. he even publicly acknowledged his missteps. and he made it clear that he sees no future in politics in washington, d.c. showing all contrition he portrayed in the final days of his campaign, d.c mayoradrian fenty gathers his companions in his headquarters to concede defeat. >> i re
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. they are waiting on the cold front. mostly sunny, made a the's for most of us. a little cooler northwest of town. we'll talk more about this and the tropics coming up. >>> a man is in critical condition after being hit by a police cruiser. the crash happened early this morning near central avenue in capitol heights. the 62-year-old was crossing the road outside of the crosswalk when he was struck. police have not identified the officer or the victim. >>> another pedestrian was hurt in montgomery county, along metropolitan avenue in kensington. there is no word on the extent of the woman's injuries. the accident forced the closure of nearby train tracks. >>> metro is on the hunt for answers to what led to a meltdown on the red line. passengers were stranded at the station that was supposed to be shut down because of power problems. courtney robinson has the latest. >> red line writers were dropped off at the closed wheaton metro station. it's in serious, but metro says it did not seem serious. >> we got on the escalator to go up because we did not know it was closed. >> one of the writers told us
NBC
Sep 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
this morning before the planned burning of the koran in florida. >> thanks for joining us for "news 4 today." >> it is september 9th, 2010. here's a look as the sun gets ready to rise on a nice cool fall-like morning. >> a change from yesterday. yesterday was pretty warm. >> in fact temperatures have dropped about 35 degrees since yesterday afternoon. and now we've got that first glow in the eastern horizon. sunrises are getting later and later. sunrise this morning about 45 minutes away. right now 65 in washington and it's in just the hlow 60s in prince george's county. upper 60s mere tnear the water. weather watchers reporting from the shenandoah valley and around the blue ridge only in the fifth there. we'll have highs today, though, with this strong september sun climbing into the upper 70s to near 80 and we'll have lots of sun again top. a bit of a blustery wind, but increasing clouds saturday, much needed rain likely sunday. how is the traffic? >>> volume on the increase, but fortunately no big accidentses to report right now. 270 headed southbound always the first to show and today i
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 7:00am EDT
. these drivers are only able to squeeze by using that left shoulder. as a result of that, they are in a solid jam up at river road. let's show you 50 west where we have more problems. this is new. an accident at mlk jr. highway. you have a one hour drive moving it outside northbound on 95 from dale city to the mixing bowl. clearing bumper-to-bumper. that is the only good news there with no accidents. watch for flooding on the inner and outer loop at the 123 exit. you have a good amount of congestion at 95 to 66. as you continue over trying to get to the american legion bridge. we have crash activity. it comes from the dulles toll road to 67. we know that all of the access lanes are blocked. it is taking away one lane on the left side. drivers here are pretty much stacked at hunter mill. back to you. >>> thank you. you heard it from howard and devin. we are under a flood watch until 9:00 p.m. flooding during a downpour is a concern in alexandria. we have jessica from old town along king street. >> reporter: good morning. we are at the very end of king street where it terminates at the potomac. i w
FOX
Sep 21, 2010 11:00pm EDT
by people passing by in the parking lot here. police have been very slow to give us any information. we still don't know who the woman is or how she was killed, nor do we have any suspect information. all this happened about 2:30 this afternoon as police arrived on the scene after a 911 call. homicide detectives are now on the case. however, prince george's police say they got the call about a woman who was in trouble seen lying unresponsive in that hallway near a stairwell. they also got calls about gunshots at complex about the same time. the woman has not been identified at this point. she is a white female in her 40s. she died in the hospital about an hour after emergency crews arrived here on the scene. again police have not established a motive or suspect. >> at this time it does not appear to be a robbery, but we are still looking for the motive in the case. >> reporter: what have you been able to get from any witnesses? did they hear any arguing, shouting, any gunshots? was there any domestic problems in that area? >> that's all still part of the investigation. they're still inv
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
know so far. mike, what can you tell us? >> good morning, pamela. well, the smell of smoke is still in the air after this massive fire in manassas. to give you an idea how much smoke and ash is still in the air. news chopper 7 captured dramatic pictures from this manassas subdivision. neighbors called 911 when they saw the smoke, and moments later they saw the house was engulfed in flames. firefighters from manassas and prince william county, they say high winds caused burning embers to jump from one house to the next. firefighters were able to knock down the houses, but after that, there was little left. and with such dry conditions, firefighters did remain on scene . every 15 or 20 minutes that they have gone through the different parts of these homes and knocked down hot spots and embers using their hose, the red cross and emergency management are assisting the displaced families. that's the latest from manassas. >> ok, mike. thank you. >>> investigators are still trying to determine what caused a fire that killed a mother and two of her children. 24-year-old alli anderson and he
FOX
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
the 1th woman executed in the -- became the 12th woman executed since the u.s. resumed the death penalty in 1976. >>> with critical elects just a few weeks away, leads are come to try to talk to businesses about their pledge to america.  four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. >>> the u.s. walks out during a speech by iran's president at the nation. mahmoud am din japped gad says most americans think the 9-11 tacks were carried out by the u.s. government. 3 # other delegations joined the american diplomats in walking out. there were also protestors outside the u.n. demonstrating against the iranian president. the iranian president hinted that his c
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
many to safety as possible. >> there were a lot of us in the barn. we got to the point where we just needed to let them run out of their stalls. >> the flames were straight in the air. the barn was totally in flames. >> he was among the first on scene. he said his heart was aching as you realize the number of forces would not make it out. >> there was no chance for those. >> 27 horses would die as three barns burned to the ground. 26 got out with the help of people. as fire crews cleared the rubble, a tiny miracle emerged. a barn can scooped up by the fire crews. >> you'll probably go home with me. >> this fire was so hot and so bad that just a little while ago, the fire department had to come back here and put a little bit of a hot spot. they are going to list the cause of this fire as undetermined. they have many, many people that they need to interview. >>> the track has a long history in west virginia. it opened in 1933 before opening a gambling facility. we will have much more on the still developing story coming up tonight at 6:00. time and not victims are speaking out aft
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 11:00am EDT
riders can also use the service by calling the number and simply saying next bus. >>> if you live in virginia, you'll have to wait at least another day before getting your driver's license renewed in person. none of the commonwealth 74 dmvs can handle transactions involving photos because of a computer glitch. the problem first arose last week and it's not clear when it will be resolved. in your license expired or will expire between august 26th and september 30th, you will not be ticketed if you get pull over by a police officer. >>> the race for d.c.'s next mayor is heating up. fenty is preparing to debate gray. it's 9 first debate since the latest poll shows the mayor trailing gray by sizable margin. tracee wilkins has details. >> reporter: according to the "washington post" poll released on sunday, the mayor is trailing by double digits. the did democratic primary is just two weeks away, making today's debate that much more critical. some voters h already know who they want. >> i'm going to be voting for fenty temperature. >> i'd like a change and gray is the one that i would
NBC
Sep 28, 2010 11:00am EDT
been reported. we hope someone calls us. we have a lot of resources, orking with the metropolitan police and the fire investigators. we are hoping something will pride information we need the community's help. >> back on august 25th. you believe they were connected? >> yes, 2350i6, six, a half dozen or so that we believe are connected. several others, well over a dozen that may be coected. again, some of the fires may have been mechanical. we have things we are looking out to rule out. since they all occurred in this area, same time frame, there are suspicions about this. we are hopeful someoneas information to help us close some of the cases. >> thanks for joining us. nobody has been injured. they happen late at nightor early in the morning. 202-67-arson, if you have any information. >> a two year-old is in critical condition at children's hospital when the toddler accidently shot himself in the cst. it happened on elliott drive monday morning. the toddler found a loaded gun hidden under a bed. his 16 year-old brother, they say, stole the gun and hid it in the toddler bedroom. he
FOX
Sep 9, 2010 9:00am EDT
to the north of us, like our camera is drifting off around here in the studio now. but it's going to be a great day. here is a look at current temperatures. 66 this hour at dulles. 66 at baltimore. 69 at washington. officially at national airport. 67 at fredericksberg. and 66 degrees to the north at frederick. so as we move through into today we're going to see the winds pick up. right now they've picked up between 10-15 mile-per-hour winds but we expect to see them gusting as high as 25 miles per hour before the day is said and done. and here is a look at your forecast. sunny skies, windy, much cooler. our high today only 78 degrees. yesterday we hit 96 degrees. wow, talk about definitely a big change in the forecast for you. it will get cool tonight, temperatures only into the 50s. so grab a sweater if you are heading out tonight. but other than that, not bad at allm back to you. >> gwen, thank you very much. >>> our top story this morning, new developments in the race for d.c. mayor. >> a new poll shows gray ahead of fenty by 7 points which makes the next few days even more crucial for both
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
people gave us a first name and phone number. -- >> two people gave us a first name and phone number. rex is this john? -- >> is this john? >> yes. >> did you promise to the boughton people jobs if they voted for a dream -- promised two young people jobs for voting for adrian fenty? >> no, no, that is not true. >> this came on the heels of allegations that we have heard before about this. we think this should be investigated immediately by the board of elections. >> we asked if it was a rogue employee that just made promises. this used at that first -- this use that first called to complain that it was too widespread. -- this young person that first call to complain said it was too widespread. >> how did you get my number? >> from the kid that you picked up. >> you just could not have. >> when we pointedly asked him if he worked for mayor fenty, he hung up the phone. we passed his name, john, and cellphone number on and mayor fenty said he would investigate and we are waiting to hear back. >> the d.c. board of elections wants to encourage anyone who sees or hears about anything suspicious
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
officials. pension terrorists are being -- potential terrorists are being recruited on u.s. soil. >> top intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicated because extremists are looking from help from people within. >> a new changing facet of the threat is from home grown terrorists. >> there were three serious attempted attacks in seven months. last september's failed new york city subway plot. then the christmas day scare. and the times square bombing attempts in may. in the last year and a half at least 63 americans have been arrested or convicted of terrorism charges. >> do you believe this is an aberration or is this likely to continue? >> caution would dictate we assume it is not an aberration. >> the experts cautioned american terrorist plots are harder to detect. >> launching a larger attack perhaps more devastating attack is not worth the additional effort when you can get a substantial coverage and impact with smaller attacks. >> the government plans to expand a public awareness campaign about terrorism this fall. the message, if you see something, say s
NBC
Sep 3, 2010 5:00pm EDT
't be swept away by the surf. ocean city's mayor, rick, so that spo to us after one of his daily briefings by his emergency management team. >> the beach will be pretty rough. the surf, we'll see the erosion. we'll keep people out of the surf. we have restricted access to the surf at this time. beach patrol will be on duty at 5:00. the beach is open. we are restricting access to the surf and we will probably continue to do that throughout the day, throughout the duration of the storm. >> reporter: look at the size and the force of these waves. the mayor says that even after this storm passes, the sun returns, the beach patrol may put restrictions on the use of the ocean, allowing you in only up to your waist because the rip tides could be dangerous. in ocean city, maryland, chris gordon. news4. >> that's exactly right. the rip currents are going to be dangerous. not just during the day today but most likely tomorrow and probably into sunday as well. and i was talking to the life guards here earlier and they were saying, they're going to come out tomorrow morning as they normally do around
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 9:00am EDT
. apparently it is training that is the issue. the people that were supposed to set them up and use them today had some problems setting them up. about six machines not working at this point or maybe they have been fixed at this point. but at last talk to the elections officials they told us they are having some issues. but the precincts are still open. you are still able to go in and fill out a ballot like i did this morning with a pencil and paper. basically the easy way of doing it instead of going to the new high-tech machines. now let's talk about the candidates. a busy morning. a lot of them up very early this morning. we have some video of vincent gray this morning voting at the precinct near his home in southeast, along alabama avenue. that happened about an hour and a half ago. he voted there near his home. also we have been told that adrian fenty also voted near his home on 13th street northwest. we're in the process of trying to get that video. it's on the way back to the station. we'll get it on as soon as possible. but we do have some video about 5:30 this morning of a rally that
NBC
Sep 2, 2010 11:00am EDT
use going camping. the propane tanks had pipes with shotgun shells attached to them. he also had two pipe bombs that contained fireworks-type explosives. >> reporter: for nearly four hours, lee held a security guard and two employees hostage. when an nbc news producer called discovery's general line, lee picked up the telephone and started talking. >> i have a gun and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body, ready to go off. i have a device that if i drop it, if i drop it, it -- i'll [ bleep ] explode. >> reporter: the standoff came to an end when police say lee pointed a gun at the hostages, promming s.w.a.t. team members to open fire. lee was killed. overnight, police continued to collect physical in evidence the building. officers could be seen in the lobby and searching the bushes around the entrance. as morning wore on, investigators loaded bags and boxes of evidence into a waiting van. a section of wayne avenue remains closed this morning. while the building has been given the all-clear, police continue to control the lobby area where the confrontation took plac
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back. n thkeac >>> welcome back. it will be a beautiful day for people to get outside no matter what you are going to do. >> no excuses as far as the weather goes. get outside and vote if have you the opportunity and it is your obligation to do that. what we've got across the region is plenty of sunshine. it will be a little bit breezy later on. right now, the wind are relatively calm. we've got changes in the temperatures at this hour. it is a comfortable morning, a little bit humid. 66degrees right now in washington. 6 # out in annapolis. 63 out in annapolis. most of us in the 60s. 61 at dulles airport. satellite-radar, i want to show you this to you for a couple of reasons. number one, we've got mostly clear skies but clouds are grinning to stream in. not a whole lot in the way of cloud cover. there is a frontal system that will be making its way through here during the course of the day today. you will feel the winds pick up and see the clouds come through. after that, we'll see clearer skies. t
FOX
Sep 24, 2010 11:00pm EDT
was really thinking is this really her? >> reporter: a school spoke person tells us the students will be refunded and the school will review procedures for booking concerts so they don't get duped again. >>> the news keeps coming. here's brian bolter with the news edge at 11:00. >> a thief in the night. the news edge on a string of burglaries in fairfax county has neighborhoods on high alert. tonight police linked the brazen burglar to dozens of crimes and fear there may be more. fox 5's roz plater live in the newsroom to kick things off. >> one of the victims told me tonight he had fallen asleep on his couch about 2:00 in the morning. he heard a noise and thought he was dreaming. turns out he wasn't. that bold burglar walked right through the unlocked front door. tonight police are worried the stakes may be even higher now that burglar has gotten his hands on two handguns. in just the past month fairfax county police say a lone burglar has struck at least 64 times and boy, is he ever brazen. >> he doesn't seem to care whether you're home or not. that's the part that scares me. >
NBC
Sep 17, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the ordeal. their fears and their new lease on life. pat collins joins us now with their story. >> reporter: these two men are young, they're smart, they're courageous. and they have one heck of a story to tell. what happened to these two men at the discovery building headquarters on that warm septembe day has changed their lives forever. the impact. >> i've never appreciated the sunrise as much as i have in the last two weeks. i knew i was very blessed very fortunate, a good wife who loves meork the wonderful children. i think i took for granted. and sin that moment, i have not taken anything for granted. >> montgomery county 911. what ithe emergency? >> there is somebody holding a gunnside the main lobby. >> was someone shot? >> i didn't see. when i walked by him, he said nobody move and he shot in the air and then i ran. >> reporter: jim mcnulty, 36 years old. senior writer for tlc. chris wood, 25 years old, strategic marketing specialist. it was a stand-off that went on for nearly four hours. these two n and a security guard held by a suspect who rigged himself up like a human bomb. tod
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
give us an idea of what it was? you said you couldn't work with the chairman. has that changed? you campaigned for mayor fenty. your candidate lost. can you give us any reaction? >> i don't think we went that far into discussion. we'll have those conversations a little later. >> he only had a comment about how to do things. why is that new when you just had to come in? >> you agree he has given the only comment? >> yes. >> there will be more meetings between the two. unless chancellor reed decides to leave, she'll be in place at least through the end of this year. still working for mayor fenty, well into next year after they take office, assuming they went to november's general election. >>> and you should know that there is talking anita, of the write-in campaign. it's a long shot, but there is a lot going on. >> what about rumors of her getting married this weekend? >> yes, we did follow her on to the elevator. >> yeah, we saw that. >> get this, we got a response from her fiance, we'll tell you what he had to say about that and her possibility of working somewhere else. >> lots ha
NBC
Sep 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >> it was açó busy day. now to a developing story this evening from southeast washingto police tell us an armored truck guard was shot in the eye at a popeye's on malcolm x boulevard. the armor truck driver drove the guard to a local hospital before police arrived at the scene. no word yet on the grd's condition. no arrests have been made. >>> a suicide investigation led to a bomb scare at an apartment complex overnight. the police went to the building in the 400 block of sunnybrook terrace after the suicide was reported and that's when they found three pipe bombs. police ended up detonating the bombs in a field. the apartment complex had to be evacuated during the ordeal. it is not clear w made those bombs. >>> well, it is election-eve in the district and tonight mayor adrian fuente wrapped upthe last full day of campaigning. trying to sway any last of-minute undecided and urging people to get out the vote. tomherwood joins us. >> reporter: fenty is trailing gray in every poll. >> four more years! >> reporter: they're for fenty. >> no more yes! >>eporter: they're for gray. and then th
NBC
Sep 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
wednesday, near 80. area of low pressure will give us a small chance of a passing shower thursday night. perhaps into friday morning. weave to dry out a bit with highs near 80. now let's check traffic on this tuesday morning. jerry, how is it looking? >> looking good this morning so far. capital beltway, inner loop and outer loop, top side from american league to bridge doi fine. south side, no woies. getting from an trues air force base to alexandria to i-95 moving along nicely. speaking of the wilson bridge, here's the outer loop, the inner loop. again, moving along with the travel lanes open. >> thank you, jerry. >> today could decide who the next mayor of the district will be. voters will heado the polls in about two hours. fenty is vying for second term but he is facing challenge from vincent gray whoeads in most preelection polls. may dpan mcgrath is live in northwest washington, one of the main polling stations today. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning. just hours to go. two hours to be exact before the polls open this morning. and this has been an interesting and som
NBC
Sep 16, 2010 5:00am EDT
. >> briefly, yes. remarkable couple of years. a long time ago. stay with us, we've got "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00. >> breaking news, three people are dead in an overnight crash involving an ambulance. we are live with dails. >> good morning, i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this thursday, september 16th, 2010. we want to take a live look outside right now. it is 65 degrees. a cool, refreshing morning. another autumn day. tom says clouds are moving in. good morning to you, tom. >> well, to help out our parched region with the drought ongoing we have a chance for much-needed rain. that is probably not going to be arriving until this evening, after sunset. between nownd then, another dry day. and right now around our region the temperatures are showing a mild start compared to the last couple oforning when it's been rather chilly. right ow it's generally in the low 60s in the suburbs and rural areas. upper 60s in washington and near the waters. out in the mountains, low 50s in many locations. eastn shore in the low 60s. and as we take a l
NBC
Sep 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. back to you. >> pat collin, thanks, pat. >>> a candidate for u.s. senate struck by an suv while riding her bike. the crash happened over th weekend near prince george's community college. the driver told police she didn't know she had hit anyone. tonight at 5:30, we'll hear from the victim's mother a find out how the motorist didn't know she was dragging the person for several miles. >>> family member say dr. david skoen in good condition and doing better every day. authorities say 50-year-old paul pardus of arlington shothim after the doctor delivered news of his mother's condition. after shooting him, pardus shot a killed his mother before turning the gun on himself. >>> university of maryland community is once again on edge tonight after a sixth armed robbe was reported near the campus. the attacks started in early august. the most recent one happened sunday morning in a parking lot off route 1. egan mcgrath is there with a warning from police. >> reporter: the parking lot is well lit and not exactly off the beaten path. but that did not stop the suspects. early sunday morning, poli
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 4:25am EDT
transit police joining us. let's talk about would makes a good victim. there is a spike in this type of crime this year so far. as you look around at this platform on inaugurallery place, who is potentially a victim. >> anyone who has an electronic device and not paying attention to their surroundings. you have a young lady using her electronic device. can we approach? >> yes. >> ma'am, i'm will thomas and this is captain campbell. >> we are experiencing a spike in robberies of electronic devices and would remind to you keep your electronic device out of sight, pay attention to your surroundings. >> reporter: are you telling people not to use their phones, not to use their i-pods when they're commuting. >> we're not telling people not to use them. we are asking people to be more careful and more vigilant while we use them. >> reporter: as we board, maybe you can tell us who is potentially vulnerable in here. >> this gentleman right here. he is not looking around. >> reporter: and right by a door. >> right by a door. this young lady here. not really paying attention to what is going o
FOX
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
and thunderstorm activity is out of here after providing some of us fireworks during the evening hours and we are left with warm temperatures. didn't really cool us down a whole lot. 74-degree at reagan national. 67 in baltimore. 67 out at dulles. you get the idea here, these temperatures much warmer than they've been the last couple of mornings. 67 in winchester. the shower and thunderstorm activity was kind of spotty in nature, kind of isolated. some of us got some pretty big storms. that has slipped off the coast. the morning fog will burn off and we'll be left with a hot and humid one this afternoon with once again temperatures jumping into the 90s. remember, it is the first full day of fall. our average high temperature is in the upper 70s and we are talking about 90s. mother nature is not willing to give up on summer quite eighty. highs later this afternoon with lots of sunshine in the low 90s. 91 here in town and just hot. not expecting a shower and/or thunderstorm activity later today. so it will be a quiet one. >> let's see if it is quiet out o
ABC
Sep 16, 2010 5:00am EDT
drug use has risen to its highest levels. it rose by 9% last year. there is a sharp increase in marijuana use. >>> only on seven, the discovery channel employees held hostage by a gunman speak out for the first time. they spoke about their plans to run from the gunman. take a look. >> to make the decision that you're going to run for it? >> it was a mixture of signals. the guard was signalling with the police outside. i took that as it was time to run. i did not realize that he was talking to the police outside using hand signals. i mouthed to the guard and i said, "ron." he shook his head yes. >> begin here that interview today. state into abc 7 news at 5:00. >> the fort hood shooting suspect was too close his hearing to the public. his attorney says that his client can only get a fair trial if it is closed. he is charged in the murder of 13 people in the attempted murder of 32 others. >>> the contractor that operates in metroaccess is taking action after drivers were accused of assaulting passengers. the contractor has now lost an investigation into hiring and training poli
ABC
Sep 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
caskey is a -- joining us says we will have a quarter of an inch. >> we need the rain showers. we need them. so the tropics. scruleya and igor, that cute little couple out in the atlantic. julia a category two, igor a category four storm with maximum sustained winds at 145 miles an hour. neither of these will be affecting the united states. i said it before. i'll say it begin. sometimes tropical storms move into our system and break us out of droughts. that's not going to be the case with either of these. let's not forget carl. stale crorm. tropical storm. could develop into a category one before making landfall on the eastern coast of mexico far south of texas. let's get a closer look at home. look at the showers already developing in parts of ohio, parts of the ohio valley. even parts of virginia. increasing our clouds and giving us the chance of showers ater on this afternoon. especially into the evenings and nighttime hours for the metro area. so here's the drought monitor shown on our scan. cuts the parts of the metro area. we have the moderate drought and then the seefer drought
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 4:30am EDT
the defense secretary robert gates is in iraq meeting with u.s. troops as they formally end their combat mission there. gates's plan touched down hours after president obama told americans it was time to turn the page on iraq. fewer than 50 nourks troops rema remain. president obama did not declare victory in iraq but did say the u.s. gave the iraqi people a chance to shape their future. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> reporter: now with the military operation in iraq over, president obama says our next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with dwcombat troo out of iraq, he announced a new mission. >> restore our economy and put the millions of americans back to work. >> reporter: he blamed massive deficits of financing a decade of war with borrowed money. his focus now, jobs and afghanistan. >> open-ended war serves neither our interests nor the afghan peoples. >> reporter: republicans criticize the president for opposing the bush surge that turned it around in iraq. >> some leaders who fought tooth and nail to
NBC
Sep 6, 2010 5:00am EDT
, we're giving you props. >> welcome, craig, good to have you with us. we're starting off with a clear sky, no travel problems weatherwise. if you're planning an early exit from washington or anybody heading back home should not have any difficulties, flights should be arriving -- shouldn't have weather delays and all of the roads and streets and sidewalks are dry. only in the 50s in many locations and 63 in washington. right on the waters it's in the low to mid-60s. quite a chilly start on the eastern shore. it's chilly in western maryland. it's a chilly morning there this morning. in the low 40s in many locations as a large area of high pressure is over us now bringing us yet another sunny day with a royal blue sky. highs reaching the low to mid-80s today. then tomorrow it will be mostly sunny again and it's going to be hotter as we get off to work and school. upper 80s bit afternoon and we'll repeat that on wednesday, cooler thursday. ashley, how's the labor day traffic? >> good morning. diving right in with the good news of the holiday, no big problems to report. taking a look at 3
NBC
Sep 9, 2010 4:00pm EDT
here in the u.s. i'm steve handelsman, washington. >> and there is no word on whether jones will reconsider his plan. >> that plan to burn the koran, proclamations around the world. in afghanistan, a cleric said the u.s. government should be held responsible for the actions taken by muslims in defense of their holy book. in lebanon, the shiite cleric called for muslims to join together to confront those who plot against islam. in pakistan, a spokesman for the foreign office called the pastor's plan shameful. >> strongly condemn this fanatic approach and oppose those who in the name of freedom and liberty are resorting to bigotry, undermining the work that has been done toward promoting interfaith harmony since 9/11. >> today the european union also condemned the pastor's plan. >>> another metro access driver is accused of sexual assault. 59-year-old samuel from gaithersburg was arrested on sunday. he is charged with the sexual assault of a metro access passenger. the alleged incident happened august 27th in montgomery county. he work for a subcontractor for metro access whic
FOX
Sep 28, 2010 6:00am EDT
look outside as we get you going on this tuesday morning. thank you so much for being up early with us here foe fox 5 morning news. it is a little wet out there. >> it sure is. we have some rain coming down pretty heavy in some areas. let's check in with tony perkins. >> we've got rainfall. some of the rain is heavy here and there. we are going to likely see rain continue during the course of the morning hours. we have a flash flood watch in effect until 8:00 this morning for most of the area because of that rain. lets astart with hd radar. we'll show hua is happening as we speak. now, not the entire area is seeing heavy rain. it is a band of rain moving from the south to the north. that is now coming through man as just to the west of reston, virginia, up into leesburg, near gaithersburg and this is pushing to the north-northeast. we'll keep our eyes on this through the course of the morning. one little anwr owe band of heavy rain but there are more rain showers off to the east in prince george's county, anne arundel county, places like that in the chesapeake bay. more run will be arr
NBC
Sep 5, 2010 6:00am EDT
was craigslist was being used as a medium, as a vehicle for people to commit illegal acts. >> reporter: they removed the section from the site two weeks after attorneys general demanded its removal. doug is among 17 top trors who wanted craigslist to stop kaufrg what he called an online brothel. >> there were literally women for sale. it was an online brothel going on. we told craigslist, you have to stop this. this is facilitating crime. >>reporter: there have been numerous police investigations of victims who met their attackers on site. montgomery coun montgomery county firefighter met a 16-year-old girl who turned out to be an undercover officer. cathy lynn near told news 4, i am glad to hear the feature was removed. although there are many other places predators will look to exploit young victims, this takes at least one out of play. >> it's definitely a step in the right direction. >> reporter: in prince george's county numerous cases have been. >> host are human trafficking or child exploitation involving motels and such stem from craigslist interaction. >> reporter: darcy spenc
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
election day. >>> good morning. thank you for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. it is 7:00 a.m. and the polls are just opening in the district and in maryland. they'll be open for the next 13 hours, closing tonight at 8:00. >> when the results come in there could be a major change in leadership in the nation's capital. vincent gray has been enjoying leads at the poles over fenty, but the question is can the incumbent turn out enough votes for four more years. we'll share our final interviews with mr. fenty and gray in a moment. >>> the other big race is in prince george's county where there will be a change in leadership and it's likely one of these two men will become the next county executive. we have that state this morning. >>> and state races across maryland, including the state house and senate and local races in several counties, we'll have that all for you this morning. >>> in the meantime, tony perkins joins us this morning. straight up 7:00. this morning is starting off clearer than yesterday. a lot of fog yesterday. >> yeah, today looks good. it's fin
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 7:00pm EDT
in new york on 9/11. >> reporter: and so somebody is telling us something that is not true. keep your comments coming. this is a cancellation of it burning. is that a victory for the radicals, perhaps, or what really is going on here? let us know. the address, mailbag@wusa9.com. make sure to include your name and where you are writing us from. >>> from bad to worse, dc adrian fenty, two people have said that they were in their campaign, promising them jobs in exchange for their votes. >> one or two people who said that they have been offered $100 for their votes. what we did, or what she did meetly was contact the board of elections. as the general council asking for it to be investigated. >> this is a old political trick. you don't have a strong record to run -- strong record to run on, you run away with the allegations that are based for my opponents, that's pretty much respecting it in this election. but i don't think that the citizens will let him get away with it. >> the thing is, this is the no the first contriver -- not the first controversy. a fenty supporter was paid $100 to
FOX
Sep 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
leads on them? >> reporter: police are telling us that both shannon watkins and casey boone were involved in prostitution and that watkins, who is 34 years old, was known to frequent prince george's county as well as the alexandria virginia area. as for boone, she is 20 years old and was known to frequent the alexandria area. at this point police are not calling them suspects but persons of interest and say they may have information on this case and right now they want to find them and interview them. >> sherri ly reporting live for us. thank you. >>> take a good look at this picture. prince george's county police need your help finding this man. they say he robbed an m&t bank in college park last thursday. if you recognize him, give police a call. you do not have to leave your name. >>> a warning now to students at the university of maryland following yet another robbery just off campus. it happened early sunday morning in the parking lot of the college park shopping center on baltimore avenue. the victim says three young men came up behind him, attacked him and robbed him. ther
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
glad you are joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. complete election coverage in a moment. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. first, adam caskey. >> it is another quiet day. we are behind the cold front that moved through yesterday. it is more comfortable today, a few degrees cooler than yesterday morning. good sleeping weather. it is 57 in leesburg. hagerstown, 56. 64 in the district. huntingtown, 53. 50 in woodbridge. low 80's this afternoon. 82 high temperatures, mostly sunny. an increase in the clients tomorrow. there could be areas of light rain tomorrow evening and tomorrow night, 30%-40% chance. >>> no problems at all. looks good on the beltway. normal travel times on 95 between richmond and allied. good shape in and out of baltimore. the dulles greenway and lows total are quiet. good on 66, 270. southbound out of germantown and gaithersburg and eventually rockville, looks like this. metrorail is on normal service. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big news. we begin with a major upset in the race for the district's next mayor. it appears
NBC
Sep 29, 2010 5:00am EDT
investigation. >> reporter: thank you so much for joining us. as you heard there, it is an yon going investigation. still looking to everything that's caused this situation. and difficulty for folks who tried to get out of this fire. tracee wilkins, live this morning in northwest. back to you all in the studio. >> tracee, thank you for the update. >>> police are looking for suspects after a deadly shooting yesterday. it left several cars riddled with bullets and one flipped over. the home is one block from where a man was taken into custody not long after the shooting. his status is not known. earlier, around 12:30 p.m., chaos enveloped u street northwest, one the busiest commercial areas in the city. as mourners were leaving walker memorial btist church for the funeral of 21-year-old mccray, another shooting happened near the cars lined up to participate in the funeral procession. a car pulled up and opened fire in an suv with three men inside. it took off down u street, side-swiped two cars, hit a verizon truck. one was killed. the minister who officiated claims coates and the vic
FOX
Sep 30, 2010 5:00am EDT
with us. fox 5 morning news at 5:00 continues right now. >>> we'll get you started with a live look outside. be extra careful when you head out today because rain is coming down really hard in many spots. good morning. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm allison seymour in for steve chenevey today. welcome to fox 5 morning news. >> let's go straight back to tony. >> the flash flood warning is in effect for washington, d.c., montgomery county, southern anne arundel county, prince george's county, calvert county, fredericksburg, king george county, the city of alexandria, fairfax, falls church, arlington county, loudoun county, fauquier county. i'm reading this to you because this just broke and we don't have the map ready yet. prince william county, fairfax county, even fauquier county. this is a flash flood warning. this is in effect until 10:45 a.m. this moons that flooding is imminent or has been observed already. you want to know that. flash flood warning in effect for essentially all of the area. and a tornado watch now in effect -- let's see. i'll let you know how long that is in effect
FOX
Sep 30, 2010 7:00am EDT
you for staying with us. i'm gurvir dhindsa, filling in for steve today. >> i'm allison seymour. the loss of a hollywood legend, actor tony curtis has died at the age of 85. we'll look back at his career in just a moment. >>> first let's take a look outside. it is the story we're dealing with right now. straight up 7:00 and tony perkins is on the desk with you and a very busy man today, both he and tucker. what is going on, tony? >> we continue to see moderate to heavy rainfall move through the area. we have a variety of warnings and watches in effect at this time. i'll let you know first of all that the tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland has been taken down now. it's been allowed to expire. that tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland. now let's look at hd radar and we'll show you where the heavy precipitation is as we speak. and as we've been seeing all morning long, with few exceptions, the heaviest rain is to the east. east of the district, along eastern portions of the beltway, through prince george's county, into anne arundel co
NBC
Sep 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
throughout the morning. stay with us for live reports at 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. you can get the latest on nbcwashinon.com. >>> also right now, metro is still work to go repair a string of elevator outages that affected several northern virginia stations. the roslyn, courthouse, pentagon and crystal city. paramedics had to free one woman from an elevator after she not trapped at courthouse station. work could last through tomorrow. still not clear what caused the elevators to shut down. >>> this moing, georgetown university is investiting what they call several hate and bias incidents. they occurred between september 6th and 13th at two separate residce halls, now south hall and darnell halls. hitlerand swastikas were written on dry ee race boards. >>> a neighborhood dispute over a speed bump may have led to a murde in fairfax county in the springfield area. police say the suspect and victim knew each other. pat collins talked with neighbors who knew the victim. >> this is a story about a man who lives in this house. and another m who lives down the street in that house. and a new speed
NBC
Sep 30, 2010 11:00am EDT
us from annandale, virginia. that's where this morning's floods took a dangerous turn. >> reporter: here in northern have virginia as we s throughout the rest of the area a big mess with plenty of roadslosed throughout the area. and here on this road another example why you should not try your hand at high water. it was a wet, long, miserable morning commute that started for a lot of drivers on thinner loop of the beltway after a tractor-trailer jackknifed. it happened just before 5:00 a.m. fuel poured from the truck causing major backups throughout theorning commute. meanile, in annaale and wood burn road a vdot worker says a husband and wife drove through the roadblock and tried to t through this standing water but didn't make it. they both had to be rescued. the water stood as high as two feet on the far side and was about at a foot and a half on e sides t driver tried to go through. >> and i work right off wood burn road so i'm worried about what sections are cut off right now. so i haven't been down there. i'm wondering what it's like. >> reporter: as crews surveyed flood-pron
CBS
Sep 21, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. brittany morehouse picks up the story and joins us live from greenbelt. brittany. >> reporter: anita, this is one of those stories where it just goes to show you don't have to know someone's name to really feel like you know someone. all of the young people in this apartment building off greenbelt road which is right near the nasa building talk about this woman who was killed found dead outside her old doorstep. she apparently was coming back here today to collect some belongings. >> it's sad because i knew her. she lived around here for a long time. >> reporter: no name, no picture. people who knew the woman found dead outside her old apartment are remembering her with fondness. she was especially sweet, they say, to young people. >> it's scary. in a neighborhood like this. especially when you have kids. this is some scary things. >> reporter: many people were frightened when they saw the woman hanging outside of the apartment complex. they say she was lying down in the ground in a pool of blood. >> it looked like she probably fainted and one hand was out like halfway like where the
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
's going to be a great 13 hours leading us to victory at 8:00 tonight. here we go. >> reporter: mayor fenty says he is opposed to extending voting hours. we set up an interview with the mayor, the mayor changed that location. all of a sudden he ended up in far northeast. we hope to talk to him at 6:00 tonight. we talked about turnout, how important that was. we have already addressed that. also what could be big in this race? undecided voters, going to be interesting to see where they fall, with incumbent or with the challenger at this point. also a lot of investigator changes we have already talked about the early voting. we have also got same day voter registration. it remains to be seen what might happen there and how it might impact this very important race. ladies, back to you. >> the mayoral race is the one we are talking about. there are other races in the district. tell us more about the ones to keep an eye on. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely right. very important other races here. kwame brown, vincent orange going at it for council chairs. most of the polls have kwame leading with a
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
. >> good morning, washington. glad you are joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am greta kreuz. we will check in with lisa baden in a moment. we started with a meteorologist adam caskey. a good day to get out and vote, right? >> fantastic. not quite as cool as the past couple mornings, but comfortable. at this tuesday morning, it is . 64 in temple hills, 62 in vienna. that is at marshall road elementary school. we are in the low to mid '60s for the most part. a few high, thin clouds. a cold front will drop in later. we will make it to 82 degrees. northwest wind at 10-20 with higher gusts. mostly sunny. sunny again tomorrow, near 80 degrees. now to lisa baden. >>> metrorail is reporting everything on normal service system wide. no disruptions this morning. normal travel times is what we expect when we hit the road. on 95 between fredericksburg and springfield is good. nothing on 95 inland valley of baltimore. a good trip on the green lake, a toast, 66, and 270. coming out of germantown, uneventful. now to the top stories with pereta and allison. >>> primary day in maryland, d.c., an
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